Monday, April 14, 2014

Easy Cheese Muffins

This was my first time making savory muffins, and they were really easy and tasty! I was nervous mixing so much cheese together with everything, but it ended up being good! I love the slightly toasted cheese along the sides and on top of the muffins, and I definitely recommend eating these warm! I'd try adding spinach, mushrooms, jalapenos, etc.

Cheese Muffins - Adapted from Pioneer Woman (Fig's Cheese Muffins)
Makes 12 (You can double the recipe and make 24 like I did)

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups shredded colby jack cheese - I used a combination of colby jack and cheddar because I doubled the recipe and forgot to get 6 cups of colby jack
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter (I used unsalted, but Pioneer Woman used salted)
Optional: Spinach, onions, mushrooms, jalapenos...

(1) Whisk together dry ingredients
(2) Stir in cheese
(3) In a separate bowl, whisk egg, milk, & butter together
(4) Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients & stir to combine
(5) Bake in greased muffin tins at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes (Took my 24 muffins about 20 min)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lamb Burger @ Boulevard Cafe - Daly City, CA

Boulevard Cafe
2 Poncetta Drive
Daly City, CA 94015

Lamb burger - "Fresh ground lamb w/ garlic, parsley, mint topped w/ feta, red onion, cumin-lime aoili"

I chose potato salad as my side because Blake got fries and the waiter said the potato salad wasn't really mustard-y (ew). Everything was delicious! The bread, burger, and potato salad filled me up quickly. I'd order this again!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

We, the Pizza - Washington, D.C.

We, the Pizza
305 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

Laura Grace recommended this place, so Diana and I ate there. It is really close to the Capitol building. All of their pizzas sounded delicious, and I couldn't make up my mind, so I took the waiter's recommendation and got a pesto chicken pizza (I don't have the official name because it is not on the website currently.) Anyway, it was good! Also, Spike Mendelsohn, who competed on Top Chef, started this place in 2010.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Flapjack Cupcake @ Baked & Wired - Washington, D.C.

Baked & Wired (Georgetown)
1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

I was in DC for a conference recently (managed to avoid the bad weather!), and a friend recommended this place as well as the cupcake (technically, Baked & Wired calls it a "cakecup") I chose The Flapjack: "maple brown butter cupcake with caramel buttercream and candied bacon on top (bacon optional)." I wish I had gotten a coffee here too since that is the "wired" part of the Baked & Wired, but I didn't. The cakecup was huge and delicious. I love cupcakes with bacon on top or in the batter or frosting. Pretty tasty. I liked how this place had a lot of unique flavors in addition to the classics. Too bad we don't have a Baked & Wired in California!